Why Transportation Security is Necessary

Owing to the increased threat of terrorist attacks and criminal activity on public transport, the industry has called for greater levels of security in its daily operations. For a variety of services from general transport to airlines and cash carrying vehicles, there is a certain risk of danger. Improving the breadth and scope of security in today’s world can provide peace of mind on public protection and improved national and international security. What is Transport Security? Transportation security typically involves airlines, banks, cash transportation vehicles …

How Video Surveillance has Changed North American Culture

Video surveillance and security operations have become increasingly prevalent in North America. However, these practices and technologies have influenced American culture. There continues to be heated debate surrounding the complex issues of privacy and surveillance. We take a look at the ways the latest surveillance technology has been incorporated into society and the general public’s response to the visible and discreet security technologies. The transformation in technology The fast pace of life in North America has led to greater reliance on media and technology to …

The Emerging Cannabis Market is in Need of Security

According to state regulations, the farming and dispensary of cannabis requires a specific standard of video quality and surveillance security. With many states in the U.S. having passed the legalization of marijuana, there’s still plenty of regulatory practices and procedures to follow. Every farm or licensed cannabis grower must comply with state requirements for surveillance, remote access, camera positioning and the retrieval of footage. The industry may struggle to determine the technology necessary for cannabis markets in compliance with state laws. What type of security …

Crimes caught on surveillance

One of the first CCTV uses was in Hannover Germany, 1959 for traffic purposes. Since then, video surveillance technology and usage has expanded in scope. As such, the increase in crimes caught on tape has spiked. Crimes such as kidnapping, theft, burglaries and arsons have been caught on camera. Coupled with the prevalence of social media, it’s easier for law enforcement to identify and arrest suspects. As recently as January 2018, an Illinois man was caught kidnapping a child from their yard. A neighbour’s security …

Security in Public Spaces

When someone leaves their home nowadays, they can expect to be recorded on many security cameras along their route to work, the grocery store and everywhere in between. Video surveillance has been a prime solution for communities to increase public safety, deter crime and collect evidence. Many citizens feel safer when video surveillance is present, it’s viewed as a source of comfort, similar to insurance. According to the BBC, 6 crimes per day are solved through video surveillance. This statistic is difficult to ignore and …

The analog to digital migration has deeply affected the security industry

The shift from analog to digital solutions, including cloud storage, has arrived, but not without criticism and oftentimes apprehension. For many businesses such as casinos, analog has provided a trusted, reliable means of recording information for security and surveillance purposes. The introduction of modern technology has paved the way for more efficient, accurate and cost effective means of recording and retrieving secure data. Let’s examine how the security industry has been affected by this profound technological transition. What is Digital and Cloud Storage? Analog systems …